An honest mistake? I see how that could happen.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports a western Pennsylvania hunter claims he was mistaken for a coyote or turkey by another hunter in a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages for 31 copper-coated BBs still lodged in his body.
Nineteen-year-old David Bruzda has sued 35-year-old Roy Schmidt, of Saltsburg, in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court in the May 1 shooting. The Pennsylvania Game Commission cited Schmidt for the shooting, and he pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $567 in fines and court costs.
Spring turkey hunters are not required to wear orange gear, but Bruzda claims he was anyway and — despite standing 6-foot-4 — must have been mistaken for a turkey or coyote by Schmidt.